My Top 3 Tips When Buying Vacant Commercial Property.

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People often have no fear when buying vacant commercial land. It is vacant after all. What could be wrong with it? So. Much. So much could be wrong with it. Though empty, less obvious problems that can quickly derail a project can lurk if you do not do your due diligence. Michelle E. Reid offers her top three tips to consider when buying vacant commercial property.

Got a High Property Tax Bill? Consider Applying for a Reduction of Your Property’s Taxable Value

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Did you recently get slapped with a surprisingly high property tax bill? Consider applying for a reduction of your property’s taxable value. Your county’s board of revision will conduct a hearing, and you will bear the burden of proving that your property was over-valued. If the board reduces your property’s value, the new value will usually apply to future tax years, which will save money on your tax bills well into the future. There are many intricacies to this process, and an experienced attorney can navigate it for you to optimize your opportunity for a value reduction.

Building a Home in 2021? My Top 3 Considerations

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Most of us found all of our homes’ flaws in 2020 and are seeking out the perfect place to build our dream home. More often than not though, people an attorney after signing the land and construction contract—when there is a big problem that could have been avoided by consulting with an attorney earlier. To help your purchase and construction go smoothly, here are three things to consider.

Eight Strauss Troy attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers 2021

Strauss Troy is pleased to announce eight of our attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers 2021. The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes outstanding attorneys across the country. Only 5% of attorneys are recognized as Super Lawyers and only 2.5% of attorneys are Rising Stars, an honor for attorneys 40 or younger or attorneys practicing …Read More

Best Lawyers in America 2021 recognizes 15 Strauss Troy attorneys

Strauss Troy is pleased to announce that 15 of our attorneys have been included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Attorney Pete A. Smith was also recognized as Lawyer of the year in Project Finance Law and Real Estate Law.  Strauss Troy Co., LPA would like to congratulate the following lawyers named to The Best Lawyers in …Read More

Strauss Troy welcomes four new attorneys

Strauss Troy welcomes Stephen S. Schmidt, Daniel A. Hunt, Brian R. Tracy, and Ryan F. Hemmerle to the firm. Stephen S. Schmidt is a litigator and business advisor who focuses his practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, construction litigation, employment litigation and tort law. Steve represents and advises clients across a variety of …Read More

A Message from Marshall K. Dosker, President, Strauss Troy

To all clients and friends of Strauss Troy:

We hope that you remain well during these challenging times. Like you, we at Strauss Troy have been busy preparing and planning for all aspects of this unprecedented event.

How to Work With a Lawyer: A User’s Manual

You may have noticed that, unlike major appliances, lawyers don’t come with warnings or instructions. Whether you need a lawyer regularly for your business or only for specific tasks, the principles of this article should be helpful to you.

Best Lawyers in America 2020 recognizes 16 Strauss Troy attorneys

Strauss Troy is pleased to announce that 16 of our attorneys have been recognized as The Best Lawyers in America 2020. Attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America were recognized by their peers in the legal industry for their professional excellence in 145 different types of practice areas.